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Putin calls for resisting attempts to revive Nazism

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Moscow, May 9 (UNI) Russian President Vladimir Putin today called for resisting the attempts by certain quarters to revive ideology of Nazism and xenophobia, saying this required the solidarity of all the people on a global scale.

Addressing the military parade on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of Victory Day at the Red Square, Mr Putin said Nazism and xenophobia were leading the World into a blind alley.

''We have a duty of remembering today that the threat of real enslavement existed in the years of World War II,'' the President said.

''That threat emerged because of underassessment of the destructive impact of Nazi ideology and through a lack of unanimity among different countries,'' he stressed.

''The resultant cost amounted to millions of human lives, and the imprint of that tragedy will remain in the hearts of generations of people forever,'' Putin pointed out.

''That is why solidarity of different nations in the face of current threats and challenges will remain a decisive and invaluable resource,'' Putin noted, adding ''Peace, freedom and the good-neighbourliness of nations are the foundation of a fair democratic world order.'' Meanwhile, the Communists took out a separate procession dedicated to the occasion from the Belarussian railway station through the main street of Moscow.

The Vanguard of Red Youth (AKM), National Bolsheviks, the Young Communist League and other organisations also joined the procession.

Security in the area was tightened. Special OMON riot police surrounded the columns of AKM and National Bolsheviks, Interfax News Agency reported. A total of 16,000 policemen were in charge of law and order in Moscow, it said.

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